‘Stations’ by Rita Cameron

The Stations of the Cross are devotional scenes of faith, showing Jesus on his way to his crucifixion. Because they are so emotionally spiritual, they are ripe for reinterpretation by artists. Rita Cameron’s versions are colorful abstractions painted in oil on two-square-feet boards. “I want the viewer to visually step into the painting and experience it,” Cameron said. “My desire is to give … life through texture, creating layers of color to evoke light and shadow, as well as emotion. I use active lines and color to evoke the emotion of the scene with expressionism, not realism. I want the paintings to have an abstract element in them so the viewer can relate to the piece in a personal way.”


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‘Stations’ by Rita Cameron

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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